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  • Last Days in Vietnam, a Documentary in Theaters

    09/09/2014 8:06:24 AM PDT · by grayhog · 35 replies
    The Treehouse Letter ^ | 9/7/14 | Mylinh Shattan
    Rory Kennedy, film-maker and daughter of the late Robert Kennedy, produced a film which debuted in theaters this week about the fall of Vietnam. I havent seen it yet and am debating whether I will. I'm half Vietnamese and have mixed feelings and for many years refused to watch coverage of the war and the pervasive inaccuracy in the media. It's too close to home. In 1995, 20 years after the withdrawal and debacle, reporters interviewed my father who was Vietnam's last cultural attach. Perhaps they were trying to get the record straight. My father left Vietnam with Ambassador Martin...
  • Ich bin ein Berliner and I have emigration rights!

    09/02/2014 8:00:06 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-2-2014 | MOTUS
    Labor Day: very confusing. Joey B was in Detroit with Big Labor telling them that its time to take back America!From whom? And hasnt that sort of hate speech been deemed to be racist by our Attorney General?Also at the event, Teamsters President James Hoffa told the Labor Day crowd to get off their butts and head to the polls: If we stay home, we lose. Weve got to have turnout. Thats how we turn this country around. Turn the country around? Havent you and your team been running it for the past 6 years? As I said, it was...
  • Here comes the bride... A beaming Cheryl Hines marries Robert Kennedy Jr

    08/03/2014 4:06:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | August 2, 2014 | Sharon Churcher and Sara Nathan
    Complete Headline; Here comes the bride... HOURS late and in a very summery cocktail gown: A beaming Cheryl Hines marries Robert Kennedy Jr in a star-studded ceremony after rain causes chaos at family compound Robert F. Kennedy Jr. tied the knot with actress Cheryl Hines Saturday afternoon in a star-studded, heavily guarded event attended by hundreds of their friends and family. In front of a crowd including matriarch Ethel Kennedy, RFK Jr. and Cheryl said I Do at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts - after massive headaches caused by the horrible weather. [Snip] Ted Kennedy Jr led the...
  • Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016

    08/03/2014 3:39:12 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 3, 2014 | Edward Klein
    In an echo of 2008 when Ted and Caroline Kennedy backed upstart Barack Obama over Hillary Rodham Clinton members of the Kennedy clan have been quietly wooing Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and encouraging her to throw her hat in the ring, sources tell me. The question of whom to back in the 2016 presidential race has split the Kennedys down the middle. Robert Kennedys widow, Ethel, and their eldest son, former US Rep. Joe Kennedy II, favor Warren the darling of the partys left-wing base who now sits in Ted Kennedys old seat while Bobby Jr....
  • The abortion of JFKs children was evil but its also a tragic loss

    07/21/2014 4:02:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 21, 2014
    Did you know that John F. Kennedy had more than four children? That writers Christopher and Peter Hitchens had two other siblings? That Marilyn Monroe actually had a large number of children? I’m not particularly fond of the argument that I’ve heard many pro-lifers use: “Abortion is wrong because of all the amazing people we’ve aborted. One of them could have had the cure to cancer!” Abortion is fundamentally wrong because it ends the life of a developing human being, whether that human being would turn out to be a drug addict or the president of the United States....
  • Kopechne- The Movie

    07/19/2014 9:13:31 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 35 replies
    Twitchy ^ | July 19, 2114 | Brian Cates
    Lest we forget, it was 55 years ago ( July 18, 1969 ) that Ted Kennedy crawled and slimed his way to land and Armstrong landed on the moon ( July 20th). Progressives should not be allowed to forget the anniversary of the death of Mary Jo Kopechne and the real war on women. A blogger named Brian Cates on Twitchy has given a riveting accounting of the hour by hour actions of the infamous and duplicitous Ted Kennedy. At the end of the blog a poster calling himself the DivingPetrel imagined how an Oliver Stone Hollywood would re-enact the...
  • Must read: User @drawandstrike tweets epic rant about Chappaquiddick

    via Michelle Malkin
  • Man claiming to be looking for Katy Perry busted at Kennedy compound home: cops

    07/16/2014 6:36:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | July 16, 2014 | Joe Kemp
    A Massachusetts man arrested for breaking into the Kennedy Compound said he was searching the property for Katy Perry, cops said. James Lacroix, 53, was busted on the Cape Cod property after he answered a phone call from Ted Kennedy Jr., the son of late Sen. Edward (Ted) Kennedy and a candidate for state Senate in Connecticut, late Tuesday, WVIT reported.
  • Eric Holder: Ignore Sarah Palin, She Doesnt Matter

    07/14/2014 10:46:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Eric Holder, Attorney General, issued some stinging criticisms of Sarah Palin this weekend. Palin, a failed GOP vice presidential candidate and professional media provocateur, has recently been trying to garner the publics attention again with a series of calls for the impeachment of President Barack Obama. She wasnt a particularly good vice presidential candidate, Holder said. Shes an even worse judge of who ought to be impeached and why. The Attorney Generals comments are part of a larger assault on the stubborn gridlock caused by congressional republicans and their obstinate refusal to work with the president, even to the...
  • 43 suspected mistresses found in RFK Jr.s phone

    07/13/2014 4:02:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 13, 2014 | Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. kept a list of dozens of women filed under the letter G in his cellphone, a code that his late wife believed stood for goomah, the Italian slang for mistress. Two of the women listed in this digital blackbook factor into what should be an interesting summer for the environmental activist and son of the slain US senator. The first is Curb Your Enthusiasm actress Cheryl Hines, whom Kennedy began dating the year they both filed for divorce. The two plan to wed soon. The other is Greenwich, Conn., homemaker Chelsea Chapman Kirwan, who has been...
  • The Meaning of Treason

    06/06/2014 7:56:39 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    NY Sun ^ | 6-6-14 | Editorial
    The report on Fox News that Sergeant Bergdahl at one point during his captivity declared himself a mujahid, or warrior for Islam, and may even have been allowed to carry a weapon puts at a premium an understanding of treason. Sergeant Bergdahl hasnt been accused of treason and would be considered innocent until proven otherwise. The burden is always and only on the accusers. But all the more reason to understand what treason is and why it is so special under American law. Treason is the only crime the Constitution pre-empts Congress from defining. Its also the only crime to...
  • Jackie Kennedy wanted to divorce her philandering husband and was given $1m to stay

    06/03/2014 11:50:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 3, 2014 | Caroline Howe
    ackie Kennedys marriage to JFK was headed to a divorce when his life was cut short by an assassin's bullet in November 1963. She was about to become the only First Lady to divorce a sitting president. That's the shocking bombshell in a new book Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A life Beyond Her Wildest Dreams by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince from Blue Moon Productions publisher. Jackie had had enough. Fed up with his constant womanizing, and having her own dalliances that fueled the fire of her desire for liberation, Jackie told her confidantes that she wanted out. Her anger amped...
  • Latest Same-Sex Marriage Rulings Prove That Scalia Was Right

    05/22/2014 5:11:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | May 21, 2014 | Harry Enten
    It was less than a year ago that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which in 1996 barred same-sex marriages from being recognized under federal law was unconstitutional. Justice Antonin Scalia, in his dissenting opinion in United States v. Windsor, wrote: As far as this Court is concerned, no one should be fooled; it is just a matter of listening and waiting for the other shoe. By formally declaring anyone opposed to same-sex marriage an enemy of human decency, the majority arms well every challenger to a state law...
  • No laughing matter: Hillary to be haunted in 2016 by Benghazi, failed Russia reset

    05/15/2014 9:02:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2014 | Ben Wolfgang
    Hillary Rodham Clinton brings a quarter-century of public service to her potential presidential campaign, but its her most recent job as secretary of state for President Obama overseeing relations with Russia, handling the terrorist attack in Benghazi and negotiating over the war on terrorism that could come back to haunt her. Many of Mr. Obamas current political problems also could affect Mrs. Clinton, including the handling of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the decision not to slap the terrorist label on Boko Haram, a group responsible for kidnapping hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls last month. Even the Keystone XL...
  • Letters to priest provide rare insight into life of Jackie Kennedy

    05/13/2014 9:48:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    Irish Times ^ | May 12, 2014 | Michael Parsons
    Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedys thoughts about her marriage to , their life in the and her reaction to his assassination are revealed in newly discovered letters she wrote to an Irish priest before and after she became first lady of the United States.The archive of her 14-year-long correspondence with a Vincentian priest who lived in in in Dublin will be sold at an auction in Ireland next month.In the previously unpublished letters, Jackie tells Fr Leonard how Kennedy, who was then a rising star in American politics, was consumed by ambition like Macbeth. In a letter sent in...
  • 52 pro-life leaders worldwide call on bishops to deny Communion to pro-abortion politicians

    05/05/2014 2:44:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 3, 2014 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN
    Pro-life leaders announce the declaration May 3rd. From right: Virginia Coda Nunziante, Marcia per la Vida; Colleen Bayer, Family Life International New Zealand, John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews.com; Joseph Meaney, Human Life International. VATICAN CITY, May 3, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - At the first annual Rome Life Forum in Vatican City today, fifty-two pro-life leaders from sixteen nations called on the bishops of the Catholic Church to deny Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians in a spirit of love and mercy. The leaders signed a declaration noting that it is out of concern, and indeed love, for those same politicians that the pro-life leaders...
  • Michelle Visits a Virginia Spa in Equestrian Country: Thats a Horse of Different Color.

    04/30/2014 6:40:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 22 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-30-2014 | MOTUS
    I see the WaPo let the cat out of the bag, which was picked up by WeaselZippers and now everybodys buzzing about Lady M and the Wee Wons private weekend at the luxurious Salamander spa.I dont know why people begrudge Lady M a little R&R; after all, she did just complete a tour of duty overseas. Doesnt everyone deserve a good cleanse and refreshing massage after such a grueling trip:Plus, shortly after her return she attended Easter church services; who wouldnt be exhausted?And, as MO herself explained to Michael Strahan at the Spring-Sphere Roll: You know, if were not going...
  • Key Lawyer in DOJ Office Charging Dinesh DSouza is Obama Campaign Donor

    04/10/2014 2:56:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    P.J. Media ^ | 4-9-14 | J. Christian Adams
    If you suspect that politics might have played a role in the Justice Department bringing charges against conservative filmmaker Dinesh DSouza, consider the financial support to Barack Obama from a key DOJ lawyer in the U.S. Attorneys office that filed the charges. Each U.S. Attorneys office has a lone District Election Officer (DEO). The DEO is the singular point person in each U.S. Attorney office for any matter related to an election or campaign finance. The U.S. Attorneys office in the Southern District of New York is the office which brought the campaign finance charges against DSouza. David Kennedy is...
  • Ted Kennedy Jr. makes run official

    04/08/2014 9:14:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | April 8, 2014 | Neil Vigdor
    BRANFORD -- There's a new keeper of the Kennedy flame. Ted Kennedy Jr. -- cloaking himself in the legacy of his father and uncles, from their familiar cadence to their crusade for social justice to their wavy hair -- finally acquiesced Tuesday to the overtures of Democrats who have long tried to lure the advocate for the disabled into running for office. The 52-year-old lawyer from Branford launched his candidacy for state Senate during a rally in his hometown, where retiring incumbent Edward Meyer introduced Kennedy as his heir apparent in what could become the most-watched race ever for the...
  • Ted Kennedy Jr. mulling run for Connecticut Senate

    03/25/2014 3:24:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 25, 2014 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Ted Kennedy Jr., who has been mentioned as a possible political candidate for years, said he's considering a run for the state Senate in Connecticut. The son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, of Massachusetts, said he will decide within two weeks whether to seek this year's Democratic nomination for the 12th Senatorial District seat being vacated by retiring Guilford Democrat Edward Meyer.
  • Kerry Kennedy acquitted of drugged driving in New York

    02/28/2014 9:25:46 AM PST · by Wolfie · 72 replies
    CBS News ^ | 02/28/2014
    Kerry Kennedy acquitted of drugged driving in New York WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Kerry Kennedy was acquitted Friday of drugged driving in a July 2012 incident in which she accidentally took a sleeping pill and then sideswiped a truck in a wild highway drive she said she didn't remember. Kennedy hugged and clasped hands with her lawyers as a six-person jury cleared her of driving while impaired, a misdemeanor. It had carried the potential for up to a year in jail, though that would be unlikely for a first-time offender.
  • Kerry Kennedy invokes dads death in drugged-driving defense

    02/27/2014 2:12:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/27/14 | Andrea Peyser
    Shes a mom, a human-rights leader oh, and another fatherless Kennedy. Testifying in her own defense at her drugged driving trial Wednesday, Kerry Kennedy wasted little time before playing the Daddy card. Daddy was the attorney general during the civil rights movement and then a senator, the 54-year-old testified, supposedly explaining why she grew up in Virginia, but coyly invoking the memory of her slain father, Sen Robert F. Kennedy.
  • Frail Ethel Kennedy attends daughters drugged driving trial

    02/24/2014 7:42:36 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2-24-14 | Laurel Babcock and Bob Fredericks
    A frail Ethel Kennedy showed up at the Westchester County courthouse this morning to support her daughter Kerry Kennedy on the first day of her trial on drugged driving charges. Ethel Kennedy, the 85-year-old widow of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was in a wheelchair and accompanied by an unidentified man and woman when she entered the courtroom shortly after 9 a.m. Kerry Kennedy had hoped to avoid a trial, but her bid to have the case tossed failed last week after a judge denied her motion to have the case dropped because she supposedly took a sleeping pill by accident....
  • Kerry Kennedy 'set to admit leaving the scene of an accident,,,

    02/23/2014 2:18:50 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2-24-14 | Ryan Gorman
    Kerry Kennedy may agree to a plea deal over driving while drugged charges stemming from a 2012 accident so she can continue her extensive human rights work. Kennedy, 54, is afraid a conviction would bring with it restrictions that would curtail her international travels she has visited several dozen countries on humanitarian missions. The plea deal was previously discussed between her legal team and prosecutors before being shelved, but her attorneys have brought it back to the table with her trial slated to start Monday, according to the New York Daily News. Lawyers originally tabled the deal while preparing...
  • Ten years after Oswald assasinated Kennedy Democrats became Marxist party.

    02/16/2014 3:44:15 PM PST · by cradle of freedom · 34 replies
    This just struck me like a bolt of lightning--if Oswald had more patience and was willing to wait about ten years he would have seen his dream come true of a Marxists state in the United States. The assasination was not even necessary to bring about the Marxist government that Oswald wanted. If Oswald were living today he would be holding pro-Obama signs and quite pleased with the direction this country is going in. The Marxists took over the Democrat Party in the seventies and today most Democrat voters don't even seem to be the wiser. They wept at Kennedy's...
  • NY DA fights dismissal in Kerry Kennedy driving case

    02/05/2014 3:46:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/05/14
    WHITE PLAINS, NY Even if Kerry Kennedy accidentally drugged herself with a sleeping pill before getting in her car, she broke the law if she kept driving after feeling the drugs effects, prosecutors say. In filings Tuesday, the Westchester County district attorneys office asked a judge to reject Kennedys second attempt to have her drugged-driving case dismissed. Prosecutors said a dismissal would send the wrong message to the public about how people of wealth and power are treated. Kennedy is the ex-wife of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the daughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the niece of...
  • The Killing of Kennedy

    01/20/2014 1:40:53 PM PST · by Nelson Hultberg · 39 replies
    Americans for a Free Republic ^ | January 20, 2014 | Nelson Hultberg
    With the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination this past November, I began revisiting the various conspiracy theories that have appeared over the years. I never put any stock in the Warren Commission and the establishment verdict of Oswald as lone killer. But among all the conspiracy portrayals put forth, none truly satisfied me as definitive. That is until I read JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters, by James W. Douglass. There are hundreds of JFK conspiracy books in print, but Douglass takes the reader to places not visited by others eloquently and hauntingly. And...
  • Kerry Kennedy Christmas card e-mail sparks e-fight

    01/01/2014 5:12:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/31/13
    **SNIP** The brouhaha started when Kennedy, whos president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center, blasted out a holiday card with an image of her family, a biblical quote and Merry Christmas. Even though the recipients were bccd, thanks to a tech glitch, anyone who responded by hitting Reply All sent their message plus e-mail address to Kennedys full distribution list. **SNIP** But as an unending stream of trite responses clogged inboxes, a war of words broke out. Please remove me from mass e-mails to Kerry in reply to her christmas card, snapped activist Valerie Sklarevsky. Please REMOVE ME FROM YOUR...
  • Bishop Morlino Chastizes [sic] Faithful Catholics

    12/19/2013 10:51:46 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2009 | Michael Voris
    Bishop Morlino praises Ted Kennedy as "pro-life."
  • Ambassador (Caroline) Kennedy: A star is born

    12/15/2013 8:22:26 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | December 15, 2013 | Alexander Burns
    Caroline Kennedy is a long way from Syracuse. The soft-spoken presidential scion, who four years ago this month toured upstate New York in a short and ill-fated bid for the U.S. Senate, has swept with force into her newest public role as President Barack Obamas ambassador in Japan. And if the iconic daughter of American political royalty showed herself to be deeply uncomfortable as a glad-handing pol, shes on her way to becoming something of a rock star in the more dignified world of diplomacy. She has been swarmed by well-wishers in her public appearances, including Japanese men and women...
  • Toadies: People Magazine Hypes 20-Year-Old Son of Caroline Kennedy as

    12/08/2013 2:50:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 8, 2013 | Tim Graham
    To prove the liberal media never, ever stops promoting the Kennedy “dynasty” ad infinitum, the December 16 edition of people magazine highlights this story in the table of contents: “JFK’s only grandson, Jack Kennedy Schlossberg, steps up to carry the family torch.” He’s only 20 and going to Yale. The headline is "HEIR TO CAMELOT." Next to his picture on page 92 is the caption “A HUNK LIKE HIS UNCLE: Schlossberg has JFK Jr. infatuation potential – and more. ‘He will be a major figure of his generation,’ predicts Kennedy family biographer Laurence Leamer.” It's hard to tell if this...
  • Ambassador Kennedy Chides China's Move to Create Air Zone

    11/28/2013 1:21:53 PM PST · by bkopto · 32 replies
    WPRO 630 News (ABC) ^ | Nov 28, 2013 | Staff
    The new U.S. ambassador to Japan has weighed in on escalating tensions between China and Japan over the East China Sea. On Wednesday, Caroline Kennedy criticized China's recent move to create its own Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), which requires that all aircraft notify Chinese authorities before entering the airspace. "Unilateral actions like those taken by China with their announcement of an East China Sea Air-to-Sea Identification Zone undermines security and constitutes an attempt to change the status quo in the East China Sea. This only serves to increase tension in the region," the ambassador said. The new ADIZ includes...
  • Why Soviets Were No Fans Of Lee Harvey Oswald.

    11/26/2013 7:40:01 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 56 replies
    CSM ^ | November 23, 2013 | Fred Weir, Mike Eckel
    MOSCOW AND BOSTON Lee Harvey Oswalds Russian was still shaky in 1961, when he was working as a factory metalworker in the provincial Soviet city of Minsk. It fell to a young student engineer named Stanislav Shushkevich to help him out. "He was a simple martinet, and I found nothing in common with him. His Russian at that point was passable. We had about a dozen lessons in all, after that we had no contacts, Mr.Shushkevich told the Monitor in an interview. My main concern later on was that he would be given the task of fabricating equipment I...
  • This is Not the World We Were Promised

    11/26/2013 6:30:25 AM PST · by Ari Bussel · 13 replies
    Israel Monitor ^ | November 26, 2013 | Norma Zager
    What Shall I Tell My Grandchildren By Norma Zager Second Star to the right and straight on till morning Directions to Neverland The anniversary of President Kennedys death forced me into a state of nostalgic self-examination and unanswered questions including one in particular; what shall I teach my grandchildren? It is indeed a conundrum to have reached a certain age and still be in search of an identity. Or perhaps be overwhelmed by the profusion of identities embraced then discarded throughout ones lifetime. At this stage, I am left with the ultimate question plaguing me in my grandmother years; who...
  • History of the First Thanksgiving -- Berkeley Plantation

    11/24/2013 10:44:07 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Berkeley Plantation Web Site ^ | 2013 | H. Graham Woodlief
    In 1963 President Kennedy recognized Berkeley Plantation as the site of the first official Thanksgiving when the small ship the Margaret landed at Harrison Landing on the James River (upstream from Jamestown) in 1619, carrying 38 men after a perilous journey from England. The small group of carefully chosen craftsmen immediately marked their arrival on Dec. 4, 1619 with an act of Thanksgiving, led by their Captain, John Woodlief. They fell on their knees on the riverbank, and Captain Woodlief ordained that this day should be commemeorated annually as a day of Prayer and Thanksgiving. This was not Captain Woodlief's...
  • Just one more....HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW: The Zapruder Film and the Shot that Missed

    11/23/2013 8:30:47 PM PST · by ReaganberAlles · 189 replies
    http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/scearce.htm ^ | November 27th, 2007 | Kenneth R. Scearce
    A newly published theory (2007) about the Kennedy assassination demands that we re-examine the Zapruder film, more closely than ever before.
  • Lessons in Succession Throughout the Ages

    11/23/2013 6:22:09 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 23, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the succession process, on the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination The historians of ancient Rome both contemporary and throughout the ages since have written a great deal about the difference between bad emperors and good emperors. Nero and Caligula, for example, were off-the-charts terrible, while Augustus, Trajan, Antonius Pius, Hadrian, and Marcus Aurelius were terrific. Of the dozens of emperors in Romes long-lasting empire, why were some good and others bad, when they all tended to have similar education, family background, ethnicity, experience, and military background? One of the theories was adoption vs. birth. Not...
  • The Kennedys and McCarthyism

    11/23/2013 7:48:54 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    The Kennedy Assassination ^ | 1995 | John McAdams
    Joseph Kennedy had befriended McCarthy because he found him to be a likable fellow Irish-Catholic who had all the right ideas on the domestic communist menace. These warm feelings were quickly transferred to the entire Kennedy family. JFK liked the fact that McCarthy went after the "elites" in the State Department whom JFK regarded with contempt. (13) Even before McCarthy made accusations against the State Department of subversion, JFK had already aligned himself with the militant anti-communists who blamed the Truman State Department for the "loss" of China. So JFK declared on the House floor in January 1949. "The responsibility...
  • JFK Today

    11/22/2013 8:54:29 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 33 replies
    Comically Incorrect ^ | 11-22-13 | A.F. Branco
    Good cartoon(see link). The JFK of 1960-1963 wouldn't even be able to win the democratic party nomination for dog catcher with the communists who run it today.
  • Face it: Oswald did it

    11/22/2013 6:50:32 PM PST · by ReaganberAlles · 226 replies
    The Economist ^ | 11/22/2013
    <p>There also was not a herd of pink elephants walking in the Reflecting Pool in DC, but I can't prove there wasn't. See the point?</p>
  • Roger Stone: Nixon thought LBJ killed Kennedy

    11/22/2013 5:43:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 22, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    Richard Nixon thought Lyndon Johnson killed John F. Kennedy, according to legendary political operative Roger Stone. Richard Nixon told me in 1982 that he immediately knew who Jack Ruby was when he saw him shoot Oswald, Stone told The Daily Caller in an extensive interview. Stones new book The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ is currently tearing up the Amazon bestseller list and even earned praise from Ron Paul. Among other revelations, Stone told TheDC that Nixon hired Jack Ruby as a House committee informant at Johnsons request years prior to the Kennedy assassination, which occurred 50...
  • CNN Poll: JFK tops presidential rankings for last 50 years

    11/22/2013 11:39:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/22/2103
    A CNN/ORC International survey released Friday indicates that 90% of all Americans approve of how Kennedy handled his job as President. No other President of the last half century even comes close. Second place belongs to Ronald Reagan, with a 78% retrospective approval rating, followed by Bill Clinton with 74%. Richard Nixon, Kennedy's 1960 rival and the only president ever forced to resign, is at the bottom with only 31% approving of his track record from 1969 to 1974. Only George W. Bush, with a 42% retrospective approval rating, is also under 50%. "History has generally been kind to ex-presidents,...
  • JFKthe manthe mythand anything but todays Democrat

    11/22/2013 5:25:07 AM PST · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/22/2013 | Diane Scott
    Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. And with those wordssaid by John Fitzgerald Kennedy at his inaugural address in 1961so-called Camelot began. Words that became part of our nations collective consciousnesswords embraced by both Democrats and Republicansyet words bastardized and twisted by todays Democrats to mean, ask what your country can do for you so we can keep your loyal to the party. And nowhere is the twisting of these great words more evident than in todays Obama run government as We the People are asked to turn over...
  • Did the Tea Party Kill JFK?

    11/21/2013 2:08:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | November 20, 2013 | Rich Lowry
    For all these years, theyve hidden the truth about the Kennedy assassination. It didnt require a conspiracy. It just took repeating a falsehood until it was accepted as conventional wisdom. The myth about the Kennedy assassination is that President John F. Kennedy, at great personal risk, traveled to Dallas a.k.a. the City of Hate, and was somehow murdered by an atmosphere of intolerance. The truth is that he was shot by a communist. As James Piereson writes in his brilliant book Camelot and the Cultural Revolution, liberals had the choice after the assassination to make Kennedy a martyr to civil...
  • 6 Reasons the Media/Left Refuse to Let the Kennedy Assassination Go

    11/21/2013 9:49:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/21/2013 | Bryan Preston
    1. Camelot. The brief Kennedy years represent for many in the media their own golden moment. JFK was their royalty, their idol, their ideal, their handsome and rich young war hero. Jackie Kennedy was their queen. And then it was all cut short, like a Shakespearean tragedy or fairy tale. The mythic Camelot fell to lust. The American Camelot fell to an assassin. For those of us who grew up after JFK, it’s all so much history. I grew up around Dallas and heard about the assassination any time I visited anywhere else as a child, and later on I...
  • A Personal JFK Remembrance

    11/21/2013 8:10:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    My parents voted for Richard Nixon in the 1960 presidential election. I had not yet developed a political worldview, but as a freshman at American University in Washington, D.C., I stayed up late to watch the election returns slowly trickle in before going to bed at 2 a.m. with the outcome still undecided. The following year I was hired as a copyboy at NBC News, delivering wire service "copy" to news reporters in the network's Washington bureau. White House correspondent Sander Vanocur invited me to accompany him to observe the swearing-in of Adlai Stevenson as the U.S. ambassador to...
  • The New Proof of the KGBs Hand in JFKs Assassination

    11/20/2013 7:46:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    PJ Media's Say No To Socialism ^ | November 20, 2013 | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and most of the world still wrongly believes that the culprit was the CIA, or the FBI, or the mafia, or right-wing American businessmen. It has been also 50 years since the Kremlin started an intense, worldwide disinformation operation, codenamed Dragon, aimed at diverting attention away from the KGBs connection with Lee Harvey Oswald. Not unrelated are the facts that Oswald was an American Marine who defected to Moscow, returned to the United States three years later with a Russian wife, killed President Kennedy, and was arrested before...
  • Our National Turning Point...Nov 22 1963

    And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation: And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?(Daniel 4:34-35)I believe that the God of...
  • What did Kennedy do for the history of this country?(Canada)

    11/20/2013 6:46:51 AM PST · by headsonpikes · 78 replies
    nationalnewswatch.com ^ | Nov 20, 2013 | CP staff
    WASHINGTON - John F. Kennedy's personal pollster came to Canada with an assumed name, the blessing of the president and a secret objective: help defeat the Diefenbaker Tories. Canadians might be surprised by the extent to which political events in this country were shaped by the charismatic U.S. leader, famously assassinated 50 years ago this week. Helping to elect the Pearson Liberals, for starters, who would go on to introduce a new national flag, expand the welfare state and create medicare, the old-age pension system, and the royal commission on bilingualism. The Liberals got tactical support, with state-of-the-art polling. Diplomatic...
  • Edmund M. Reggie, 1926-2013 (Ted Kennedy's Father-in-Law)

    11/19/2013 8:40:19 AM PST · by abb · 15 replies
    Reggie Family Archives ^ | November 19, 2013 | Staff
    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana (November 19, 2013) Former Crowley City Judge and longtime political stalwart Edmund M. Reggie, 87, died this morning at his Lafayette home while surrounded by his family. Along with his wife of 62 years, Doris Boustany Reggie, he also maintained a home on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. His eldest son, Ed Michael Reggie said: We were blessed to have had Dad for so long, although never long enough. We are comforted by his deep faith and memories of his wonderful sense of humor, good nature, sharp mind and the love he gave all of us. We love him...